Settlement - 1841 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I Elinor Mylroie wife of James Mylroie of Ballacosney in the parish of KK Lonan divers good causes and reasons me hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for the love, good will and affection I have and do bear unto my dutiful son Joseph Mylroie of said parish together with five shillings British to me in hand paid and satisfied at, by and from the hands of the Joseph Mylroie the receipt whereof is acknowledged

Have therefore given, granted, bargained, passed over, sold and settled and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, and forever absolutely sell and settle from me, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said Joseph Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all and singular my right, title, property and interest I may have or can have and do hold in and unto a certain parcel of land in the quarterland of Ballacosney aforesaid, bounded on the east by the rents of John Croghan’s and James Dickson’s, and on the south by James Hutchin and James Kewley’s rents, and on the west by John Clague’s rent, and the north by the said Dickson’s rent

Tto have and to hold unto him the said Joseph Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the before mentioned, granted, sold and settled premises with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, rights, members and appurtenances to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining he the said Joseph Mylroie, his heirs or assigns, yielding and paying the Chief Rent and all other boons, suits and services annually incumbent on the same, according to law with such Chief Rent as the Setting Quest of said parish shall settle thereon

And I the said Elinor Mylroie, my heirs and assigns do promise and engage that I have good right and full power to sell, settle and dispose of the same, commencing possession immediately after the longest liver of us the said James Mylroie my husband and myself

For the true and faithful performance hereof I the said Elinor Mylroie do bind myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of one hundred and fifty pounds British to be levied and paid according to law

As witness my subscription this twenty-fourth day of November one thousand eight hundred and forty-one Nov 24th 1841. James Mylroie his X, Elinor Mylroie mark

Signed and delivered in presence of James Skillicorn, Thomas Cowley

At Douglas 6 August 1842 James Skillicorn one of the witnesses to the execution of the foregoing instrument made oath on the Holy Evangelist that James Mylroie and Eleanor Mylroie the executing parties that duly executed the same in presence of deponent and of Thomas Cowley the other witness Before me .................

At a Court Baron holden at Douglas 24 April 1847 The beforegoing Deed having been captioned by a magistrate and published in Court without objection is ordered to be recorded................

[Ref: NSS May 1847 #62]


  1. COLBY - Ballacosney (2)
  2. Elinor was the wife of James Mylroie snr. They had 7 children with some kind of record: BAPTISM - James jnr (1788), Margaret (1791), John (1793), William (1796), Elinor (1801), Joseph (1805). PROBATE & MI - Thomas, with no baptismal record but perhaps born about 1800, and died in 1840 with his parents James & Elinor administering his estate
  3. Joseph married Margaret Kinread 1832. They had 8 children, of whom 7 survived to adulthood:
    • Margaret b1833 married Daniel Mylechraine 1851. Daniel was a miner. They migrated to USA
    • Elinor Jane b1834 married Henry Kinrade. Henry was a mariner
    • Isabella b1837 married John Cowin (1864 m Quayle, according to her mother's will)
    • Thomas Joseph b1840 married Elizabeth Kneale
    • Mary Ann b1843 was not mentioned in her mother's will but was included in her father's 1880 will, married to Henry Kelly in 1864 and living in Foxdale
    • Elizabeth b1846 married John Radcliffe. John was a miner
    • Hannah b1852 married James Killey 1879.
    • Another daughter named Hannah b1849 died when she was about 1 year old
  4. This settlement from Elinor was about half of her share of Ballacosney, so 1/4 of the estate. It involved only quarterland, while Intack #82 remained untouched in this transaction
  5. Parents James snr died in 1842 and Elinor on 1850. When Joseph died in 1880, he requested that he be buried with his mother

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